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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-15-2012, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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Even trade at dealership??

Anybody have experience trading a bike for another bike at a dealership?

Well, this isn't at the top of my priority list and there are very few pre-owned VMAX's that come up for sale at a dealership, HOWEVER, in the event I find a local dealership with a used VMAX and its worth approximately the equivalent of my VTX, what are the odds the dealership would consider an even trade?

I suppose this may depend upon which bike could potentially sell easier, a VMAX or a VTX 1800F....

While I love my VTX, I've always dreamed of owning a VMAX, I'd love a new one, but good god they're expensive...

Any advice is appreciated!
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A dealer would trade even,but it wouldnt be in your favor dollarwise...

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They they will want to sell at retail and pay at wholesell. They have to make money.

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A dealer would trade even,but it wouldnt be in your favor dollarwise...
Hah! I'd expect nothing less from a dealership. If its any consolation, my wife works for Honda and we have access to Blackbook, thats how I bought the VTX....(not that it really matters, the dealer will "get theirs"). At least we could walk in educated.

Yeah, I think mines worth about $6,800 or $7,000 or thereabouts...She pulled a blackbook a while back, don't remember...
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[QUOTE=stoploss;3539443]Hah! I'd expect nothing less from a dealership. ).


WTF?!?!?!?

I'm certainly no advocate for "the dealer" but . . . how could you fault anyone for making a profit? How 'bout Wal-mart, gas stations, grocery stores, tire stores, carpenters, the electric co, the guy cutting your grass, etc.? How do you think YOU make a living? C'mon people!
Operating for profit is part of the American Dream. I guess I just don't understand how the car / mtc dealer, or the lady at the dry cleaners are the "Bad Guys"! If you don't like the price, shop elsewhere.

Oh well, that's my rant for this morning. Hopefully the rest of the day will pass a little smoother.



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Hah! I'd expect nothing less from a dealership. ).


WTF?!?!?!?

I'm certainly no advocate for "the dealer" but . . . how could you fault anyone for making a profit? How 'bout Wal-mart, gas stations, grocery stores, tire stores, carpenters, the electric co, the guy cutting your grass, etc.? How do you think YOU make a living? C'mon people!
Operating for profit is part of the American Dream. I guess I just don't understand how the car / mtc dealer, or the lady at the dry cleaners are the "Bad Guys"! If you don't like the price, shop elsewhere.

Oh well, that's my rant for this morning. Hopefully the rest of the day will pass a little smoother.



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My goodness, breathe Chuck, breathe.

I think its less about the dealer "making a profit" vs. what is in the dealers best interest, i.e., lets say my bike is valued at $6,500 clean trade via blackbook, and lets say thats commensurate to what it would sell for at an auction....then a VMAX is currently for sale at the dealer for $6,500...well, we know the dealer didn't pay $6,500 for the VMAX at auciton, it was probably more like 4 or 5 grand, then there's the profit because they can turn around and try to sell my bike for $8,000...if they sell mine for $8,000 then they just made a profit from what was originally purchased at auction: the VMAX.


Again, since I can walk into a dealer knowing exactly what my bike is worth at an auction and can get auction data for most anything on a used lot... I'm just trying to guage if dealers would consider even trading...
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Gotta haggle.
being a former car salesman,I know the game...

when I bought my X,I bought it brand new for $150.00 over invoice..

It took me three hours of back and forth,but they made the deal..
I was still there 45 minutes after they closed....

Then I still got the $1000 Honda bucks,so I got my bags,and backrest free....

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i'm with ya on wanting a vmax but i wouldn't give up my X for one.. you can find those cheap enough just get both!

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i'm with ya on wanting a vmax but i wouldn't give up my X for one.. you can find those cheap enough just get both!
I hear ya! Since a 2009+ Max is out of my range, I'd like to get a 2006 with the tank flames...those that are currently for sale privately are just about what my VTX would be listed for privately...that's what I'm shooting for but the planets will have to align.

I just went to a Yamaha dealership close to my house to pick up a new battery and they said they rarely see pre-owned Maxes, most people sell them privately. We'll see.
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